18th January 2019

Pharmacists warn of a ‘surge’ in shortage of common medicines

Pharmacists say they are struggling to obtain many common medicines and paying “vastly increased” prices for them.

This is leaving patients complaining of delays in getting hold of drugs such as painkillers, anti-depressants and blood pressure medication.

There are 80 medicines in such short supply that the Department of Health has agreed to pay a premium for them.

Read more here to understand the scale of the problem and how this will affect patients:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-46843631

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